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Improving outcomes for hairdressing students in pre-apprenticeship training: A collaborative account of three stages in an action research project


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In this article, we report on how we collaborated, as a research team whose members were drawn from Foundation Studies and the hairdressing vocation, to describe how we had used a multi-method approach to plan, implement and make sense of a module improvement project for pre-apprenticeship students in a tertiary institute in New Zealand. The project was initiated by three of the authors who are hairdressing tutors in the tertiary sector. They invited the literacy-embedding team (i.e. the two remaining authors) at the institute to participate in the project as critical friends and co-researchers. We report on the three stages the Action Research inquiry, which included a constructs-elicitation phase to raise the vocational educators’ awareness of their personally held pedagogical constructs informing their pedagogical actions.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: We have logged this report as an institutional report. We have updated the report which includes an update on student completions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, blended learning, student outcomes improvement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Schools > School of International Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Depositing User: Willfred Greyling
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 01:20
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:23

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